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Expression of Interest: C2.1.15: Development of Energy-Efficient Technology Catalogs for the Industrial Sector

08/05/2024

About Bidding Package: C2.1.15: Development of Energy-Efficient Technology Catalogs for the Industrial Sector

Dear Consultant Agencies,
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has received a grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the World Bank (WB) for the Vietnam Scaling Up Energy Efficiency Project (VSUEE Project). The project will provide TA to support the implementation of VNEEP’s targets and the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation measures in the industrial and energy sector. In addition, capacity building activities will address the knowledge, institutional, and capacity-building needs of the relevant stakeholders in the management and development of a national mechanism and policies on EE. Those efforts will be accompanied by the establishment of a risk-sharing facility, backed by a GCF Guarantee instrument, which aims to address current regulatory barriers to access commercial capital, mobilize local bank financing, and encourage stakeholders such as industrial enterprises and commercial banks to implement projects and develop an EE investment market. The project consists of two components: (i) GCF Risk Sharing Facility; (ii) Technical Assistance. The VSUEE Project Management Board (PMB) intends to use part of its grant to recruit a qualified consultant firm to Capacity Building of Participating Financial Institutions and Project Implementation Entity.
The consulting services (“the Services”) consists to provide support to conduct develop EE technology catalogs for 3 selected industrial technologies, that reduce primary energy consumption and minimize losses. The candidate technology areas may be selected from process optimization, energy-efficient technologies using low-carbon fuels and energy sources, low- or no-heat process technologies, combined heat and power (CHP) systems, variable speed drives, industrial heat pumps, waste to energy systems, etc.. The Consultant shall be responsible for:
Review of the industrial structure in Vietnam (from existing information based on prior studies and reports) to identify major EE technologies applicable to several important industrial sub-sectors in Vietnam;
  • Review of available information on technology catalogs developed in Vietnam and in other countries;
  • Identification and recommendation of 3 industrial EE technologies for this assignment;
  • Documenting the current status of application of these technologies in industrial sub-sectors, including examples of such application;
  • Identifying the suppliers of the relevant equipment of the technologies in Vietnam and internationally;
  • Preparing the technology catalogs for the selected technologies.
The assignment is expected to start on July 15, 2024. The contract duration is 18 months with possible extension based on the need and Consultant’s performance and project extension.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained by submitting a request to the email addresses indicated at the end of the REOI.
The VSUEE Project Management Board now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and attachment the business license of firm. The shortlisting criteria are:
(i) At least 10 years experience in energy or energy efficiency consultancy of the industrial sectors;
(ii) Have participated in at least three packages with similar types of works related to consulting services of preparation of standards, technical guidelines, prioritize assessments that have worked with industrial sector in Vietnam;
(iii) Experienced in ODA projects consulting services on energy or energy efficiency, which is funded by the international donors such as WB, ADB, GIZ, UNIDO, DANIDA ,etc., experience working with MOIT is preferred;
(iv) Have knowledge and experience on technology transfer, training of energy efficiency managers and operators.
This assignment will require the consultant to assemble a strong team experienced on the topics above, which collectively brings the range of skills needed for the different tasks (e.g. energy efficiency, technology, economics, financial, etc).
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, revised November 2017 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 
Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.
Selection of consultant firm will be carried out by the Consultant’s Qualification Based Selection Method (CQS) under World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Project Financing – Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016.
The contract will be a lump sum contract.
Further information can be obtained from VSUEE Project Management Board via email: vsueemoit@gmail.com during the hours from 09:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. in working days.
Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person (or by Post, or Email)  by 16:00 on May 22, 2024.
Project Management Board of Vietnam Scaling up Energy Efficiency Project,  Room 510, Building A, Ministry of Industry and Trade, 54 Hai Ba Trung str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
E-mail address: vsueemoit@gmail.com
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